Posted by: Natalia Elko
While neutral kitchens are always in style, colorful kitchens are trending in a big way. From bold black accents, to soothing blue and green hues, to pops of yellow or purple, we’re loving the idea of “Color Maximalism” in the kitchen, which refers to designs with bold colors, an emphasis on layers, texture and details, and an exaggerated feeling.
Color can help homeowners express their personality through their spaces, can make rooms feel bigger and brighter, and can even affect our moods.
And we’re not the only ones loving this full-color, full-impact style. According to Pinterest, “Colorful Maximalist Décor” searches have skyrocketed 1,846% since last year, and “2022 Kitchen Trends Colors” searches have increased 1,440% since last month. Pinterest is a great place to learn about the latest trends. Check out our Pinterest page at: https://www.pinterest.com/thermador/ for design inspo and more!
Let’s take a peek at our top picks for colorful kitchens below, and tips on how to weave color into your kitchen upgrade.
Into the Blue:
Blue hues are one of our favorite trends in the kitchen… especially that signature Thermador blue! Blue is known to be peaceful and calming, making it a favorite for home décor.
Pro tip: adding color doesn’t have to be a major commitment, like wall color or cabinetry. Colorful touches can be added through cookware, accessories or décor that can be easily swapped out.
This color is anything but bland, adding interest and vibrancy to an otherwise crisp design. We love this aqua color on kitchen cabinets and accented with other similar tonal elements in the cookware and the utensil holder.
Bringing in natural elements like fruit and flowers brightens up kitchen décor, and we love how simple decorative pieces like the accent rug in this design incorporate complementary tones.
Shades of green have dominated interiors in 2022. Green is often found in nature, and after being confined to their homes’ interiors for an extended period of time, homeowners are looking to bring a piece of that natural outdoor feeling inside. In fact, Pinterest data indicates that searches for “green vibes” – from home décor to clothing – have quadrupled since this time last year.
Beloved for its design neutrality, yet impactful presence, emerald, sage and rich forest shades are all the rage. Green pairs nicely with stainless steel accents, like our Ranges, and adds a natural feeling to any home décor. We love it paired with this bold, organic marble backsplash, vintage artwork and nature-inspired accessories to add a warm, homey feeling to the space.
We couldn’t resist highlighting another green design option! While emerald, sage and forest offer a more natural look and feel, lime packs a unique and bold punch, and can be incorporated into tile backsplashes or colorful kitchen accessories. Here, this beautiful lime hue pairs nicely with our Leap Into Luxury appliance packages, which offer total flexibility through nine packages options and no built-in requirements.
Color in the kitchen doesn’t have to be the center of attention. We love how accents of yellow are woven throughout the design and accessories of this kitchen, bringing a more subdued approach to Color Maximalism. From a subtle yellow accent wall, to fresh flowers, to vases and finishing touches, this sunny tone brings balance and light to this moody kitchen design, complete with a bright white custom panel Thermador Wine Column to round out the design.
Go for the Gold:
Another way to weave in colorful touches in the kitchen is to incorporate metallics. Metallics function as a neutral in a color scheme, while immediately transforming a space to have an upscale look. Bright gold accents, like this glamorous hood, take center stage, and pair beautifully with other colors and textures. We love it atop this equally grand 60-inch Thermador Range.
Purple hues are known for their regal appearance and are rooted in royalty. That’s why this eggplant island pairs beautifully with gold hardware accents. Combined with Thermador appliances, like the Built-in Stainless Steel Freedom® Refrigeration, it creates a two-toned metallic look, further elevated by gold cabinet pulls fit for royalty. We love this chic, modern design paired with the earthy wood beams to create balance in the space.
Make it Moody:
While some may not consider black a color, it definitely makes a bold statement in a kitchen design. Moody hues are trending this year, and we love how this black design creates a luxe and contemporary look. In fact, Pinterest says that “goth home” searches are steadily increasing. Black pairs beautifully with stainless steel, like our stunning Built-in Fully Automatic Coffee Machines for a maximum cool-toned effect. We love the modern take on the classic black and white color scheme.
For even more design inspiration from Thermador, visit: https://www.pinterest.com/thermador/.